Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Trip To The Coast

Today my mum arrived in London. Today also happens to be her birthday and what she wanted to do more than anything was "go to the ocean!!" So we jumped on a train and went to visit the ocean. Mild weather and fairly clear skies, what more could we have asked for? We ended the afternoon eating good ol' traditional English fish & chips at a restaurant overlooking the water - it was perfectly lovely. Happy birthday mum! x

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Box Full Of My Favourite Things

My lovely BFF, SLC, sent me the best belated b-day/x-mas box full of gifts last week. I came home to find the massive box sitting on my kitchen table and jumped up and down full of excitement. Inside, I found, that SLC had put together a box full of all my favourite things! A super cute Marie Antoinette plate- perfect for Joli's breakfasts! Light blue nail polish a la Clueless (our fave movie ever, obviously), lip care, cute socks, a Brooklyn tote and... RECIPE CARDS!! What Joli has always wanted! Thank you, SLC!! Hearts, hearts, hearts - "WAHevaaaaaah!" xx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Edible Selby Part 1

The Edible Selby - a new coloumn in T Magazine - Joli's dream come true!!

Click HERE to view all images from the first installment.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Potato Love Heart

J'adore my little surprise potato love heart that i came across while cooking the other night!

And no, Joli does not have large man hands, she has lovely delicate hands of course! That is the hand of Joli's special friend...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday Snacks

Crabcakes and rocket salad with figs is a perfect Sunday afternoon snack.

This is quite a complicated recipe... put two store-bought crabcakes into the oven for 20 minutes, then serve with a side of salad and fresh figs! Easy, quick and delicious - not so complicated afterall.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Joli Hearts Cellardoor

Happy Sunday!! Joli just found her new favourite magazine! Cellardoor is an online magazine from London with an incredibly cute aesthetic, and content that ranges from fashion to food to decor - everything Joli LOVES!! This magazine may have been made especially for Joli, or at least with her in mind.

Click HERE to check out their current issue. x

A Little Fancy Birthday

1. Beautiful birthday lilacs

2. Meghan's hungry and Simon wants some too!

3. The birthday girl!

4. We were all taking pics not ignoring each other, I swear.

5. Cake and candles for Donna!

Last Wednesday, Torontonians gathered in Dalston to celebrate the 29th birthday of the lovely Donna. A Little of What You Fancy was the restaurant of choice for the evening, and I could not believe I had never notice such a gem of a place in the midst of the, well, ghetto (don't be upset Dalston, I do love you). The resto is situated on Kingsland Road and specializes in cooking authentic British food and selling fresh produce from local growers and suppliers. That's right, fresh food from local neighborhood gardens - you know how Joli feels about Urban Farming! The next time you find yourself hungry and wandering the streets of Dalston, I highly recommend stopping by and treating yourself to a little of what you fancy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Fridge

Baby Lola, postcards from Huggs and a daily reminder that I am QUEEN of fucking EVERYTHING! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Will 4 Kate 4 Eva

Smiles served on a plate (story from the Evening Standard)

An alternative set of souvenir plates, pictured above, has been created by artists to inject a sense of fun into the royal wedding.

The irreverent take on the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton includes one design with the message: “Thanks for the free day off.”

The 10 designs will be made — like the approved Royal Collection plates — from bone china in Stoke-on-Trent but are expected to sell for £35 — £5 less than the official version bearing the entwined initials of the prince and Miss Middleton. KK Outlet, a design agency in Hoxton Square, is selling its jokey plates online and from its shop from the weekend.

There is a two-week wait for the official plate after the Royal Collection received 30 times more orders than expected. KK Outlet managing director Dave Bell said the agency had come up with “something in keeping with the they are promoting it as a modern' royal wedding”.


Which one should Joli choose? Naturally, she connects most with 'THANKS FOR THE FREE DAY OFF" plate, because really, THANK YOU FOR THE FREE DAY OFF! You guys are the best. Now cheers to the modern royal wedding!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Follow Joli Lapin with bloglovin!

Joli Lapin's bloglovin widget FINALLY works properly!! Up until now it has always linked to sister blog, London Snog, which Joli LOVES but wanted a widget to call her own. Click here to follow now: Follow my blog with bloglovin xx

Sunday Flowers

Red tulips in my favourite (spiked) lemonade pitcher.

I wish this was me, drinking spiked lemonade, right now. Joli Lapin loves the beach!

(image via Le Love)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Palm Beach Retreat

ELLE Decoration recently spent some time in hot, sunny and lovely Palm Beach and decided to rub it in all our faces by sharing their amazing photos! Click HERE to check out the full album, I wanna go! x

Lemon Cheesecake Topped w/ Raspberries

As soon as I left London and headed to Toronto for the holidays, the boyf went into survival mode - eating whatever was left in the house and a lot of frozen pizzas. Feeling a bit sorry for him, upon my return I made one of his fave meals and a surprise cheesecake from scratch! I haven't make a cheesecake in years but I must say it turned out pretty good so thought I'd share the recipe.

For the pie crust, I used the same recipe used for my quiche which can be found HERE, the only difference is that I added 1 tbsp of brown sugar and threw in some crushed almond flakes. Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C, once the shortcrust has been mixed and formed into a ball, roll it out on a lightly floured surface and then place in a 9" springform cake pan. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, remove and allow to cool completely. Reduce the oven to 300F/150C.

For the filling:

2 packs (3 ounces) plain cream cheese - softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
zest and juice of one lemon
2 tsp vanilla

mix the cream cheese and sugar together, then beat in the eggs one at a time, eventually adding the lemon juice, zest and vanilla.

Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust in the springform pan and place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes - I added some almond flakes to the top half way through - the filling should be set 1 1/2 inches from the edge, with a wobbly middle - it will continue to set while cooling.

Top with fresh raspberries and enjoy!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Belated Xmas Tree

My parents stopped buying christmas trees a few years ago, when my mom found a faux palm tree covered in christmas lights that she now prefers to use instead. As fun as it is, there is just something about a faux palm tree that doesn't quite capture the magical christmas qualities of a real tree - even when covered in christmas lights. Luckily, my aunt and uncle's MASSIVE tree held up for our belated xmas dinner last Sunday night, pretty non?

Sunday, January 2, 2011